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April 13, 2012

Planted Pansies Centerpiece | Spring Centerpiece | Mother's Day Centerpiece

It is no secret that I like planted flowers indoors - I love that they are seasonal, last longer than cut flowers and are usually much less expensive.  Do you know how much it would have cost me to make a floral arrangement to fill this pewter bowl- especially if I had it done at a floral shop.  Hundreds.  Hundreds!  For $12 I made this very sweet and seasonal centerpiece that would great for Mother's Day... or any other occasion like a Tuesday? 

Use potting soil to fill the container.  After a couple of days the flowers should be transferred to a pot, as this bowl doesn't have any drainage.  It will work great for about 5-7 days, though.  

Start by placing the flowers around the perimeter of the bowl, then fill in with soil.  Pack them in tight for a full effect.

Use moss to cover any exposed dirt... not a lovely sight on the dining table.


 Here is the easy-to-pin strip!


  1. Beautiful! I always love reading your posts! I will have to try this!

  2. You are right, much more cost effective and just as gorgeous!

  3. Very pretty, Jenny! I might have to give that a try!

  4. Gorgeous! I love the contrast the simple pansies with the shine of the silver.

  5. Jenny, Pretty arrangement. Can I ask you again the pattern of your wine glasses. Love them.
    b (kitchens i have loved)

  6. Jenny3:18 PM

    Billie- it is a pattern from Williams Sonoma that they no longer carry... Unfortunately.

  7. Very pretty! And when you finish with them in the dining room, you can put them outside to grow for a little while longer. I love them in the pots on my deck. And you are sooo right about the cost of flowers for arrangements. Live plants are a MUCH better way to go.
    Kelly (used to be "kelly in georgia")

  8. Jenny9:28 AM

    Kelly - does this mean you've started your blog?! Exciting!

  9. Hi Jenny!

    Where did you get the great bowl you use in this post?

  10. Sherri10:00 AM

    What a pretty idea! Absolutely love it!

  11. Love the flowers. Really nice. What type are they?


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